PHOT - Photography

PHOT 113RA  Understanding Photography: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

An introduction to traditional black and white photographic practice, theory and visual principles, including camera operation and use of BW darkroom technique. Photography majors must take this class fall semester to fit into the sequential nature of the Photography program. A 35mm film camera is required for this class.

PHOT 154IA  Exploring Digital Photography: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Other)

Introduces technical and aesthetic ways of creating digital photographic images from acquiring them with digital cameras to editing images using computer software. Instructor and peer critique of student work is an integral part of the course.

PHOT 213  Intermediate Photography: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: B or better in PHOT 113RA and registration as a Photography major. Theory and continued application of image control in B&W photography, through the use of a variety of 35mm and medium format films and the introduction of basic zone system principles. Advanced traditional B&W printing techniques in preparation for portfolio review. A 35 mm film camera is required for this class. School of Film and Photography

PHOT 255  Intro to Color Photography: 4 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 213 and Photography portfolio review. Introduction and analysis of color theory, color imagery and color materials. Exploration of image capture via film, scanning and digital cameras. Technical skills are developed in digital systems, applications and printing along with critical exploration of color visual language and aesthetic issues

PHOT 258  View Camera: 4 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 213 and Photography portfolio review. Introduction to view camera theory and practice. Basic studio and lighting techniques will be addressed as well as advanced contrast control through application of the zone system, large format black and white photography, digital view camera, and large format digital and analog printing techniques

PHOT 290R  Undergraduate Research: 1-6 Credits (1-6 Other)

Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. course will address responsible conduct of research. School of Film and Photography.
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

PHOT 291  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department. Courses not required in curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

PHOT 295  Practicum: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

Practical experience associated with research projects in Photography.
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

PHOT 303  Early History of Photography: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Alternate even years. Exploration of the visual and technical evolution of photography within the cultural context of the medium’s prehistory to 1913. Personalities, ideas, and style of individual photographers and movements are explored.

PHOT 304  Recent History of Photography: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Continued exploration of the visual and technical evolution of photography from 1913 to the present, including study of criticism and the relationship to contemporary culture and art. Alternate odd years.

PHOT 331  Prof Practices in Photography: 4 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Other)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 255 and PHOT 258. Introduces students to variety of career choices in the field of photography. Emphasis on writing skills and the fundamentals of business and marketing. Class is strongly recommended for those who plan on entering the photographic profession, including graduate school

PHOT 350  Landscape and the Book: 4 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 255 and PHOT 258. Further applied study of color visual theory and the control of materials for color photographic expression. Emphasis on individual aesthetic practices through handmade photography books

PHOT 352  Advanced Lighting Practices: 4 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 255 and PHOT 258. Advanced photographic theory and practice in studio and on location. Emphasis given to creative aspects of artificial lighting and staged subject matter in all camera formats. This class is highly recommended for both commercial and fine art applications

PHOT 359  Alternative Photographic Techniques: 4 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 255 and PHOT 258. Image creation through the use of historical contact printing processes. A variety of alternative processes will be addressed such as gum printing, cyanotype, and platinum/palladium. Extensive aesthetic exploration will be supported through a blend of the old processes and current digital negative techniques

PHOT 371  Portraiture: 4 Credits (2 Lec, 4 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 255 and PHOT 258. Advanced portrait techniques, theory, and practice in studio and on location. Emphasis on creative exploration and application of a variety of styles in portraiture, such as informal, editorial, environmental, etc

PHOT 373  Image & Text: 4 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Other)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 255 and PHOT 258. The applied study of image in combination with text and design to effectively communicate the intended message. InDesign software will be used for various print assignments culminating in a semester long magazine project

PHOT 374  Experimental Photography: 4 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 255 and PHOT 258. The applied study of experimental photographic techniques with analog and digital capture and camera and cameraless imagery. All techniques will be output in a traditional silver gelatin darkroom

PHOT 395  Practicum: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 255 and PHOT 258. Practical experience associated with research projects in photography
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

PHOT 401  Contemp Issues in Photography: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 303 or PHOT 304. Critical exploration of the sociocultural impact of contemporary photography as a visual medium and its reflection and influence of humanity on a global scale. Discussions on photography as cultural phenomenon, documentation tool, personal expression, art form, and its effect on notions of gender, class, race, normalcy, nation, ethnicity, and beauty

PHOT 490R  Undergrad Research: 1-6 Credits (1-6 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Senior standing in photography. Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

PHOT 491  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Consent of Instructor. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number. -
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

PHOT 492  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 255 and PHOT 258, consent of instructor and approval of school director. Directed research and study on an individual basis. -
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

PHOT 494  Seminar/Workshop: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Other)

PREREQUISITE: PHOT 255 and PHOT 258 or consent of instructor. Topics offered at the upper division level that are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

PHOT 498  Career Internship: 1-6 Credits (1-6 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Consent of School Director. An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

PHOT 499  Sr Production Photography: 5 Credits (5 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Senior standing in the Photography option and consent of the instructor. Senior capstone course. Independent production of a significant body of work in photography; extensive production combined with group critique and faculty consultation
Repeatable up to 10 credits.